Côtes de Gascogne, France
Vin de France
Cubik is a soft and fruity red wine that surfaces from an ocean of white grapes. The vineyards around Domaine de Séailles are famous for producing Armagnac, and are therefore planted mostly to white grapes, which go into the local spirit or still white wines. Séailles has had such success with their red wine that they can't make enough. In addition to their own fruit, they now purchase organically-farmed grapes from their neighbours to satisfy the demand while keeping the same excellent quality. A medium-bodied mix of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this entices with blackberry, smoke, baking spices and white pepper. Super easy to drink, soft texture, great balance of acidity and tannin with this slightly savoury quality to the finish that sets it apart from the usual monotone reds of the region.
Pair with paté, rillettes, chicken liver mousse, roasted hen of the woods mushroom, saucy bbq wings, smoky ribs or smoked meat sandwiches.